Nestled in the valley between the Green Mountains on the west and the Hogback Mountains on the east, lies the picturesque village of Stowe, Vermont. The quintessential Currier & Ives Vermont town with its white church steeple, covered bridge and magnificent mountain views is the perfect weekend getaway. This beautiful town is what everyone envisions Vermont to be like. The smell of fresh grass in summer or wood burning in winter awaken your senses as you approach this so charming Village.
While it is called the Ski Capital of the East, renowned for Mount Mansfield’s “Front Four”, that name belies the truly year-round appeal of the resort. I have enjoyed every season here, the colors more vivid than other places; the green fields of Spring, the colorful wildflowers of Summer, the browns, reds and golds of Fall and the stark whiteness of Winter.
The beauty of Stowe has enticed moviemakers over the years as a prime location for films. The Trapp Family Property was the site of the top of the mountain shots of Julie Andrews in the “Sound of Music” and the Edson Hill Manor hosted the movie “Four Seasons” with Alan Alda.
If you are a skier or snow boarder, there is no better place to enjoy those sports in the East than Stowe. It is also a mecca for fly fisherman, the perfect place for hiking and boasts a magnificent Recreation Path which winds through the woods.
2008 saw the opening of the Stowe Mountain Lodge and the transformation of the Spruce Peak mountain area. Slope side accommodations, a new golf course, dining, shops, high speed chair lift and new snow making capabilities have made Stowe as good a destination as any out West.